Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields wasn’t even positive Sunday afternoon precisely how the harm to his left shoulder occurred, possible upon impression with the bottom as he was tackled.
On the primary play of the Bears’ remaining drive in opposition to the Atlanta Falcons, Fields ran for 1 yard earlier than Falcons cornerback Dee Alford pulled him down by his left leg. Fields tumbled on his left facet and got here up clutching his shoulder.
Fields stayed in for 2 extra performs, operating for 4 yards after which throwing an interception that sealed the Falcons’ 27-24 victory. However he was in apparent ache even an hour after the sport.
“The ache proper now’s fairly dangerous,” Fields mentioned. “However I’ll simply take it daily and see the way it feels later within the week.”
Fields rode a cart away from the Bears locker room to get the shoulder checked out. He returned greater than 20 minutes later and struggled to tug off his jersey as he mentioned the harm with security Eddie Jackson.
He instructed reporters he nonetheless was awaiting particulars and didn’t know whether or not it might maintain him out this week, however he did say he thinks the harm impacts his throwing movement “slightly bit.” This difficulty is separate from a left shoulder harm he had earlier this season, he mentioned.
“The docs took an image and mentioned they had been going to speak about it, go over it and simply let me know later,” Fields mentioned.
Fields mentioned he additionally handled leg cramps, with the published cameras displaying trainers stretching his legs on the sideline within the second half.
“I feel taking part in in a dome at present the place the climate was chilly, I used to be in all probability sweating slightly bit extra, the vitamins get out of you faster,” Fields mentioned. “So I’ve received to ensure I put together earlier than the sport and hydrate.”
Fields accomplished 14 of 21 passes for 153 yards and a landing and had 18 carries for 85 yards and a landing within the loss.
Bears coach Matt Eberflus mentioned after the sport he nonetheless was ready on an replace on the shoulder.
“We’ll see the place it goes,” Eberflus mentioned. “We’ll have an replace on Wednesday. We don’t know what it’s. Clearly we’re going to check out it and see what it’s.”
Test again later for extra particulars.